Cities

Africa | 26.07.16

The Ng’ombe Litter Pirates

Garth Myers looks at postcolonialism and urbanism through the story of waste in the Zambian city of Lusaka in this excerpt from African Cities

Cities | 26.07.16

Women and the Informal Economy in Urban Africa

Women are in the majority as economic players in African cities. So why is their labour and business so often written out of economic accounts? In an extract from Women and the Informal Economy in Urban Africa Mary Kinyanjui asks important questions of the economic role of women

Cities | 26.07.16

From Heaven’s Branch to Urban Hell

How has crime – and the governments response – shaped Caracas in the past 40 years? An extract from Violence and Resilience in Latin American Cities by Dirk Kruijt and Kees Koonings

Cities | 26.07.16

Occupied Squares, Societies in Movement

The “squares movement”, from the Middle East to Spain, revealed a new relationship with urban spaces. In this extract from Common Space Stavros Stavrides explores the questions raised by the new protest movements

Cities | 26.07.16

Inside the Ghost Cities

Across China strange replicas of European towns lie empty. In this extract from Ghost Cities of China Wade Shepard explores these fascinating and uncanny urban centres